An event will be hosted in Kyiv in support of the Ukrainian pilot.
"On May 11 at 12 p.m. we will gather at the Kyi, Shchek and Khoryv monument at the Maidan with white balloons. We will write #FreeSavchenko and demands regarding other Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia on the balloons. As a symbol of hope that the prisoners will be freed, we will release balloons into the sky. The appeal for such a flashmob has been spread among the Ukrainians in foreign countries," the statement of the event on Facebook page reads.
The event is organized by Open Dialogue fund, Euromaidan Press, Women's Consortium of Ukraine, the SOS Euromaidan group, and OZON public oversight group.
On July 8, 2014 it was announced that Nadiya Savchenko was in custody in the detention center in Russia's city of Voronezh. Russian authorities suspect her of involvement in the deaths of two journalists in the Donbas.
On May 8 Savchenko gave her first detailed testimony and explained why she was suspected of adjusting fire from the positions of the Aidar battalion.
On May 7, 2015 Savchenko's case, which was previously combined with a common case of war crimes in the Donbas, was severed into a separate one.
On May 6, 2015 Moscow Basmanny Court decided to extend the detention of Nadiya Savchenko in custody until June 30.